Tag: Golden Pal

French Derby winner and Saudi Cup winner Mishriff is the favorite to win Wednesday's Group 1 Juddmonte International at York Racecourse. The Juddmonte is one of three Group 1 events in the 28-race, four-day racing festival. (Image: France Galop/scoopdyga.com)

York Ebor Festival Opens With Mishriff vs. Love in the Juddmonte

The four-day York Ebor Festival begins Wednesday at York, wasting little time in making its presence felt on the racing world. That’s courtesy of Group 1 winners Mishriff, Love, and Alcohol Free headlining the Group 1 Juddmonte International. That race, one of three Group 1 events on the 28-race meet […]

Golden Pal makes his 3-year-old debut on Saratoga's opening day Thursday. The standout sprinter is the 1/2 morning-line favorite in the Grade 3 Quick Call. (Image: Coolmore)

Saratoga’s 2021 Season Opens with Fans, Golden Pal’s Return

The long-anticipated 2021 Saratoga Meet opens Thursday, headlined by a familiar name — Golden Pal — making his seasonal debut. The standout sophomore sprinter anchors a deep field of 3-year-olds in the Grade 3 Quick Call. That 5 ½-furlong sprint on the Mellon Turf Course is one of two stakes […]

Complexity made his victory in the Champagne Stakes two years ago look easy. He's a solid 2/1 favorite in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. (Image: Coglianese Photos)

Three Breeders’ Cup Contenders Worth Your Attention

The Breeders’ Cup Classic, Turf, Distaff, and – to a lesser extent, Juvenile – are the Breeders’ Cup races everyone follows. That’s understandable, especially in a year like this, when the Classic is a virtual All-Star race and when the Distaff offers one of the best duels of all 14 […]

Fauci broke his maiden in his second start with this length victory at Keeneland in July. He faces two of his Wesley Ward stablemates in Friday's Skidmore Stakes at Saratoga. (Image: Keeneland/Coady Photography)

Ward Opens His Juvenile Playpen for the Skidmore Stakes

Unlike many of his contemporaries, trainer Wesley Ward has no problem turning his charges loose against each other. This explains why you’ll see three of his standout 2-year-olds tangle in the Skidmore Stakes at Saratoga Friday afternoon. The 5 ½-furlong turf sprint features Fauci, Golden Pal, and Sunny Isle Beach […]

Four times in her six-race career, Kimari prompted jockey celebrations -- like this one from Channing Hill in April. She goes for her first Royal Ascot victory in Friday's Commonwealth Cup. (Image: Coady Photography)

Fleet Filly Kimari Takes On the Boys at Royal Ascot’s Commonwealth Cup

In the horse trainer word association game, Wesley Ward’s name usually associates with his wondrous work training 2-year-olds. That is, when it’s not associated with being the American in England – the primary American presence at the yearly Royal Ascot meet. Due to the coronavirus Ward remains in the US […]